Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible

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Philip R. Davies
Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2004 - Religion - 160 pages
'Yours Faithfully' presents an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading scholars imagine correspondence between biblical characters. Each letter conveys the insights that a given character might have and, together, the letters provide a rich sense of the concerns which propel and characters who inhabit the Bible. The letters are written in a range of styles - from the strictly historical to the very contemporary - and embrace the serious and the playful. The aim is to offer a commentary on familiar texts and events and to continue a long tradition of retelling stories from the Bible.

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Contents

Sarah to Abraham
1
Isaac to Abraham
5
Sarah to Rebekah
23
Pharaoh Ramses to Moses
27
Aaron to Miriam
33
Jephthahs Daughter to her Father
41
Samson to Delilah
45
Shmuel ben Elkanah to Achish
51
Jeremiah to Ezekiel
97
Between Zedekiah and Jeremiah
103
Haggai to Zechariah
109
Zechariah to Haggai
111
Esther to her Mother
113
John the Baptizer to Jesus
117
Jesus to his Mother
121
Judas Iscariot to James James to his Family
127

Absalom to David
57
Salu Father of Zimri to Zur Father of Cozbi
61
Ahitophel to Absalom
65
Ahitophel to Eliam his Son
69
King Ahab to his Steward Obadiah
75
King Ahab to the Writers of the Books of Kings
79
Athaliah to Elijah the Tishbite
85
The Big Fish to Jonah
89
Nineveh to Judah
91
From a Greek Woman of Tyre to Jairus of Galilee
131
Pilates Wife to her Husband
135
Publius Philostratus to an Author
137
Onesimus to Paul
141
Jezebel of Thyatira to John of Patmos
147
Letter to Bible Authors Draft
153
List of Authors
159
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Philip R. Davies is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.

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